As they gear up for a playoff run with the regular season coming to a close, the Philadelphia 76ers made yet another addition to one of the most well-rounded rosters in the NBA.
According to a release from the team, the Sixers have signed free agent Greg Monroe for the rest of the season. This could prove to be a move that pays dividends for the Sixers as they try to bolster their frontcourt depth.
Though Greg Monroe won’t come in and immediately turn the Sixers into title favorites, he is a worthy signing for a team that could use another big man. Monroe opened this season with the Toronto Raptors but was shipped away prior to the trade deadline. Monroe was eventually signed by the Boston Celtics but played only two games with the club this season.
Monroe was serviceable through the first half of his season with the Raptors but he remains a ways away from his former, dominant self. Monroe was once one of the league’s budding big men but a lack of offensive versatility and glaring defensive shortcomings have hurt his career in recent years.
Still, when invested, Monroe can make a noticeable impact when on the court. Though it remains to be seen just how much playing time the veteran may get during the postseason, he’s a worthy insurance policy for a Sixers team looking to make a playoff run.